LG Nexus 4 Launched in India: Should you buy one?

With LG Nexus 4 launched in India and priced at Rs. 25,999 at select outlets and online retailers, here is a look at if buying the phone is a good idea or not.

Google Nexus 4 - LG

LG’s Nexus 4 has been awaited for a long time to come. It finally showed up a couple of days ago on Flipkart for pre-order but the launch was not officially confirmed. LG has confirmed declaring the phone is being launched in India at the price tag of Rs. 25,999. The phone will be available at select retail stores of LG and multi-brand retailers. It is already available for pre-order with online vendors.

The phone will ship with 4.7 inch screen, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Processor, the resolution supported is 1280 X 786 pixel. The runs on stock Android 4.2.2. The phone will ship with a 8MP camera with the front-facing camera being 1.3MP HD.

So should you buy a Nexus 4 phone?

Firstly, the phone gives its users the pure Android experience. This means the manufacturer does not put their own software on it. That is one of the biggest selling points of a Nexus phone.

Secondly, the phone is priced very reasonably. Most high-end smartphones are priced over Rs. 30,000. The Samsung Galaxys S4 (though much more powerful than Nexus 4) is priced at Rs. 41,500. So the price tag of Rs. 25,999 seems attractive.

Finally, your phone will get the latest Android updates available straight away. You will not be dependent on the manufacturer getting the updates through to your phone. For instance if tomorrow Android 4.3 is released, it will be available for your phone immediately.

The one issue I find with Nexus 4 is its glass back cover protecting the battery. This tends to make it fragile. The best way to avoid it is to buy a cover for your phone.

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Will you be buying Nexus 4? Do drop in your comments.


Ankit May 24, 2013

I’ve heard LG has some serious battery issues with Indian Nexus 4s. Don’t know if they are rumours.

Aditya Kane May 24, 2013

I have recently bought a Nexus 4 in India – but since its less that 24 hours I cannot comment. On first impression it does not seem to have any major battery issues but it might change from person to person depending on usage.

Ankit May 24, 2013

I read somewhere, I guess on Gizmodo and one of my facebook friend was saying the same.